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Great start for Thomasville school year

Great start for Thomasville school year

By Garth Moss, school superintendent

The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start in Thomasville City. I am grateful for all of the hard work that has went in to making the first week of school a tremendous success.

We welcomed back over 1,140 students on Wednesday to Thomasville City Schools. All of our team members have pitched in to get things done and trouble shoot last minute issues that have popped up. Our administrators and teachers have done an excellent job communicating with our students the expectations we have for them moving forward.

I wanted to take a few minutes to brag on our custodial staff, who did a super job over the summer getting our buildings ready for the opening of school. They have waxed floors, cleaned carpet, and prepared our classrooms for our teachers and students. I am very thankful for the job our custodial staff does for our students and system. 

Our maintenance department also completed numerous projects over the summer including replacing the old lights at Thomasville Elementary School with new LED lights, installing a new AC system in the Thomasville High School kitchen area, and repairing numerous other items over the summer.

We continue to ask our parents to encourage their children to take part in our free breakfast program for all of our students. We want to continue to be able to offer this vital program to all of our students, but participation is the key to sustaining this program. Our CNP (Child Nutrition Program) staff continues to do an outstanding job preparing breakfast and lunch for our students every day.

Mr. Terry Stifflemire, who heads our transportation department, and our bus drivers do a super job making sure that our bus riders get to school and back home safe every day. I know Terry has fielded numerous calls this week to make sure our kids are getting on the correct bus and that our new students get added to the correct bus route.

Finally, I want to reemphasize to our parents how important it is to make sure that you child is at school on time, every day. We need each of you to do your part to increase student attendance and to decrease students being late for school. One of our main points of emphasis this year is that “Attendance Matters.”